The Meridian Times
A REAL, GOOD NEWSPAPER
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REAL GOOD COMMUNITY
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VOTE FOR THE BONDS.
Next Tuesday the special election to
vote on the question of issuing ten
thousand dollars in bonds to improve
the state highway thru Meridian will
be before the voters. Vote YES.
There appears to be some misun
derstanding and consequent mis
statement of facts regarding the pres
ent financial condition of the village
of Meridian, and upon investigation
tha Times finds the following to he
the true status as taken from the
The assessed valuation of Meridian
for the year 1921 was $633,155, and
the assessed valuation for the year
1922 will be about $675,000. There
are now bonds outstanding to the
amount of $24,000; the original issue
amounted to $30,000; an average of
$2,000 per year having been retired
The past three years. Meridian has
the lowest indebtedness of any town
of similar size in the state of Idaho;
also it has the lowest tax rate per
The proposed bond issue of $10,000
to be used for the rebuilding of the
mile of highway thru Meridian can
be easily taken care of and without
any extra tax rate. The present rate
of $1.50 per hundred will take care
of the town's present obligations be
sides allowing for the interest on this
proposed issue—and still be able to
retire $2,000 per year of bonds.
This is accounted for as the as
sessed valuation of Meridian is con
tinually increasing while the expen
ses have not increased in like pro
portion. The present rate of $1.50
per hundred/wiil lie continued by the
present board whether the proposed
bond issue of $10,000 is carried or
not, so why not have this greatly
needed improvement, and still your
taxes will be no higher?
COLWELL MILLER AND FAMILY
HAVE SUCCESSFUL TRIP.
A letter has been received from Mr.
and Mrs. Colwell Miller, under date
of June 11th, from Richmond, Ind
iana. It says:
"Glad to write you from home. We
arrived in Richmond June 11th, at
5 tym. after ten days and a half of
driving We had a half-day of sight
seeing at Salt Lake and heard that
wonderful organ in the. tabernacle.
We made the trip without mishap of
any consequence. We had one pun
cture and broke a leaf in the front
spring. Harriet w r as a good traveler,
for so small a girl. We ran into a
little shower of rain at Cheyenne;
the only rain during the trip.Crop
conditions are generally good all
along the line. Our address is 320
S. 7th street, Richmond, Ind."
STATE ROAD WORK BEING DONE
Bids for improving the state high
way from Cole's school to the Ada
county line were opened at Boise this
week, and S. C. Comerford of Boise
presented a bid of $45,284.78. The
contract, however, will not be award
ed at the present time. The road,
which includes all but the mile thru
the town of Meridian, veill be re
shaped and surfaced with crushed
rock. The project is known as State
Aid Project No. 34 and is part of a
plan by the state to have the entire
stretch of road from Cole school to
Nampa improved. The Nampa high
way district has agreed to improve
the road from Nampa to the Ada
This with the improvement of the
rqad by paving in the north part of
Nampa and the proposed gravel
ling of the mile thru Meridian, will
complete the highway improvement
from Boise to Nampai
CANDIDATES —STATE AND
Candidates—especially of the repub
lican party, were numerous In filing
their papers this week. The dem
r ocrats promise to .get in the race a
little later with a full list of aspirants
for state and county jobs.
E. G. Gallet will be a candidate for
state auditor to succeed himself.W.H.
Gibson of Mountain Home, will be a
candidate for secretary of state
These with the announcement of
C. C. Moore of St Anthony for gov
ernor, completes the state list so far.
For county offices on the republican
ticket the candidates are numerous.
W. A. Kincaid has filed to succeed
himself as county assessor. Stephen
Utter as county auditor and recorder
and James D. Agnew as sheriff.
Cleo J. Schooler has annuonced
himself for county auditor. Two
Boise attorneys, Harry Keyser and
Carl A. Burke, have announced their
candidacy for county attorney, E. S.
Delana has not yet filed his papers
for renomination for county attorney.
Frank Chalfant and Gardner G.
Adams are candidates for the nomi
nation of county probate judge.
Lee Barber Çouncil and Ethel T.
Clark, present ibcumbent, have filed
for county treasurer.
Oliver P. Wolfe and Charles Storey
are candidates for the legislature.
Mr. Storey has filled this office be
fore. Cv S. Hunter, member of the
last senate, -is a candidate for re
nomination, and A. P. Haydon for
Clyde C. Summers and Wm.
MeBratney have filed for coroner.
It is too bad men are not what their
wives and photographs make them
out to lie.
The licenses of autos in Idaho has
reached the total of 45,726. A lot of
these are Fords.
A Meridian man says he met a
graduate of a business college the
other day who had been taught the
The annual Boise flower show will
be given this Friday at Boise, at the
Bishop Tuttle house, on Eighth street
This is the second annual flower
The state encampment of the
G. A. R. opened at Caldwell Tues
day. There was a lessened number in
attendance—and a few years will see
the end of this noble organization.
The new railroad from Homedale
to Pickle Butte is being rushed to
completion, to handle this year's
bumper crop in that region, includ
ing 4000 acres of potatoes'
No special celebration of the Fourth
will be held at Boise nor any of the
loop towns, with the exception of
Caldwell.The celebration at Meridian
therefore, should be well paatronized.
The producers' union at Caldwell
received this week 22 sacks of clover
seed. This weighed 1900 pounds and
valued at $11,000, figuring the seed
at $* a pound. The seed was placed
in a bank vault for safe keeping.
Will H. Gibson of Mountain Home
has announced his candidacy for the
republican nomination for the office
of lieutenant governor. He was for
merly secretary of state and served
with efficiency and honor.
Wednesday was the longest day of
the year, the sun rising at 5.02 and
setting at 8.31. From now on the
days will get shorter, until the time
when concern will be felt for the
winter's coal supply.
It was 93 degrees in the shade
Monday, and the rest of the week has
been in the same degree of heat. It
is the warmest June in the history of
Germany made a regular monthly
payment the other day of 50,000,000
gold marks for reparations. The war
will cost Germany something after
Boise has completed an auto drive
way to the top of Table rock, a mount
ain In the suburbs of that city. One
can ascend by an easy grade to -a
commanding position above the city,
where the view is very fine.
There is a stringent statute against
grave robbery in Ohio, and Governor
Cox, who has been trying to dig up
the league of nations and use it as
an issue, is in danger of getting
caught with the cadaver in his pos
Liberty bonds at par and better
ought to give financial strength and
an optimistic spirit to all Americans.
It will be accepted not only as a har
binger or a prophecy but as an ap
proaching positive proof of better
times. —Utica Press.
BAND CONCERTS. CHANGED
BACK TO SATURDAY NIGHT
The time of the weekly band con
certs which has been on Wednesday
evening has been changed to Satur
day evening. On account of the busy
season, which is at present taking up
all the time which can be put in, it
is felt that Saturday will make the
best evening. Tt is the purpose of
the band to give the best they can,
and all giving two nights to rehear
sals besides the concert night.
The following program has been
arranged for Saturday evening.
March, National Defense, F.Clement
Overture, Operatic Mingles EWBeery
Serenade, Chauffeur's Dream, Leitz
Overture, The Elves, . . W.H.Keifer
Fox Trot, Yock a Hilo Town,Davidson
March, Social Life.
Walter Davidson, J.G.Boeheme
ORGANIZES FOR SEASON
An enthusiastic meeting of the
Chautauqua committee for the 1922
Meridian Chautauqua was held Wed
nesday evening at the Methodist
church and effected an organization
by electing the following officers:
A. D. Stanton, Chairman,
x Marple Laird, Vice-Chairman.
W. R. Baird, Secretary.
Rev. C. A. Quinn, Treasurer.
Committees were chosen as follows:
On advertising —J. W. Rice,
chairman; Marple Laird, John F.
Baird, Kelly McKinnis.
On grounds— W. M. Moreland,
chairman; Feen Ball, Frank McKin
nis, L. C. Wiidman.
On fiüancea —A. R. Garrett, Chair
man; W. H. Peer, Fred C. Adams,
Mrs. Chas. Onwiler, W. R. Baird.
The apple crop near Fruitland and
Payette is spotted this year, some, of
the orchardlsts reporting no apples.
The orchards that had a heavy crop
last year are light this year. The De
licious apples bore light last year but
are heavy this year with fruit. '
J. M. DODDS WILL BE CAN
DIDATE FOR LEGISLATURE
Meridian will have one candidate,
at least, on the republican ticket, in
the primary election, to be held Tues
day, August 1st. J. M. Dodds has
acceded to the request of friends ahd
his name will go oil the ballot aS a
candidate for the state legislature.
Mr. Dodd3 is thoroughly competent
and trustworthy; and aside from the
fact that this part of the county is
entitled to recognition, Mr. Dodds
is a man who will fill the office with
credit and distinction. He was for
merly cashier of the First National
bank and has for the past year con
ducted a real estate and insurance
business in Meridian.
The will of C. T. Catlin, pioneer
cattleman, filed with Judge Miller,
distributes $23,000 among southern
Idaho institutions, $30,000 to rel
atives and friends, and the remainder
to his son Truman, who resides.at
Eagle. Ten thousand Is given Lee
Barber, a special friend of Mr. Catlin,
Children' shome, $5,000; St. Alphon
sus hospital, $5,000;St. Luke's hos
pital, $2,000; Methodist church at
Eagle $1,000; Gooding college $5,000
and College of Idaho
Ethel Lockwood, of Meridian. On the
way from Grand Junction, Colo, to
DenVer, where Dorothy was to visit,
the first section of the train hearing
the Shriners on the way home from
San Francisco, was wrecked. The
second section, the train Dorothy was
on, gathered up the injured and took
them to a Denver hospital. None
were kiled but 23 were injured. The
accident took place at Tennessee
P aBS - _let
Good luck seems to go with Dor
othy Lockwood, daughter of
FRIDAY, at Parkia's Hall
By the Meridian Ball Club
Everybody Invited. Tickets $1.10
SAFETY FOR. FUNDS
And a genuine desire to assist worthy de
positors, make this bank popular!
If there is any one indication that argues
well for a bank it is age.
This bank is 25 years old, and understands
tha banking needs of this locality.
May we handle your Checking Account?
Our Capital $40,000.00.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF MERIDIAN
Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits over $60,000
Canned and Package Goods
are the BEST
SERVICE - QUALITY - TRICES
DEARDUFF & GOULDING GARAGE
EAST SIDE STATE HIGHWAY, —PHONE 273—
And ACCESSORIES FOR ALL CARS
CTWILLARD BATTERY SERVICE STATION.
Kokomo Tires and Tubes
Service" Is Our Motto.
Plans for the celebration July 4th
in Meridian are being made, and
Chairman J. M. Dodds says there
will be an interesting entertainment
for all visitors. Committees are hard
at work. The chairmen of the com
Building and Grounds—W.J.Mooney
Decoration— J. W. Rice.
Music—W. A. Cano.
Advertising—L. C. Wiidman.
; p rogram —^ p Hunt.
GET A FLOAT READY FOR
THE BIG PARADE JULY 4
It is planned to have a represent
ative and interesting parade of busi
ness houses, societies, lodges, the
public school, veterans of the civil
war, veterans of the late war, boy
scouts, girls' reserves, etc. The com
; mittee desires that these organizat
ions cooperate in making the parade
a big success. The committee con
: slats of Amos Whitoley, chairman:
, Rev. C. A. Quinn, and Ira Voorhees.
See any one of this committee and
them know' if you can take part.
BEFORE You G
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Vlckers-Sims Hdw. 60.
Ten Good Cows
Ten Scrub Cows
$190 Milk Check
$60 Milk Check
WHICH Kind Do YOU Keep?
The Meridian State Bank
STATE AND BOUNTY DEPOSITORY
.— Stalker's .
Straw fiats fire a Sure Sion 01
To keep cool you will also need seasonable
Groceries, Canned Goods, Fresh Vegetables.
Call or phone your needs and we will be glad to
. Stalker's .
CO-OPERATIVE MERCANTILE COMPANY
You Can't Replace Buildings With Regrets
Be Sure that you are Fully Insured.
1\ e represent nine good strong com panies writing fire insurance.
REAL ESTATE—LOANS—SURETY BONDS— INSURANCE.
Meridian Investment Company
J. >1. DODDS, PROPRIETOR.
the Big Concrete Elevatorjjjp
WE HANDLE SCOTT'S BEST IVORY WHITE FLOUR
AND MILL FEED.
WE BUY YOUR WHEAT AND OTHER GRAIN AND
PAY THE HIGHEST MARKET PRICE.
We Grind Your Feed WHILE YOU WAIT
Also All Kiuds of Cleaning
OFFICE ON STATE HIGHWAY, AT BIG CEMENT
2URY A TOR.
Nampa mhiihq & Elevator Go
M. M. DAVIDSON, MANAGER,
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